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Tendering Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs

Posted in: Tenders

Below are some selected  future contract and tender opportunities that may be of interest to social enterprise / third sector organisations to apply for either individually or in partnership with each other or private sector organisations. Where possible we will include opportunities that contain a Community Benefits approach. You may be required to register at […]


You’re invited to a free Employment HR Health Check

Posted in: Events

You are invited to the following event: Employment HR Health Check Event to be held at the following time, date and location: Friday, 1 April 2016 from 10:00 to 12:00 (BST) Glasgow Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena Old Dumbarton Road G3 8RD Glasgow United Kingdom View Map Attend Event Fraser Auld Associate – Employment at […]


Update to Guidance on the Procurement of Care and Support Services (Best-Practice)

Posted in: General News

Scottish Government 23.03.16 Purpose 1. The purpose of this Scottish Procurement Policy Note (SPPN) is to inform public bodies that the best-practice guidance on the procurement of care and support services in Scotland has been updated. Key Messages Buying care and support services often requires special consideration within a public body’s overall approach to the […]


Tendering Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs

Posted in: Tenders

Below are some selected  future contract and tender opportunities that may be of interest to social enterprise / third sector organisations to apply for either individually or in partnership with each other or private sector organisations. Where possible we will include opportunities that contain a Community Benefits approach. You may be required to register at […]


Scottish Procurement Policy Note – Scottish Government

Posted in: General News

SPPN 5/2016 17 March 2016 Publication of Statutory Guidance under the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 Purpose 1. This Scottish Procurement Policy Note (‘SPPN’) informs you about the publication of statutory guidance under the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014. Key Points 2. The statutory guidance covers the following topics:  procurement strategies and annual reports; sustainable […]


Scottish Procurement Scottish Procurement Policy Note

Posted in: General News

The Scottish Government 09.03.16 The Scottish Parliament formally dissolves at midnight on 23rd March, with the election period commencing on 24th March and running until the election takes place on 5th May. During this period, staff in some public bodies are required to adhere to special guidelines designed to ensure that the conduct of official […]


Tendering Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs

Posted in: Tenders

Below are some selected  future contract and tender opportunities that may be of interest to social enterprise / third sector organisations to apply for either individually or in partnership with each other or private sector organisations. Where possible we will include opportunities that contain a Community Benefits approach. You may be required to register at […]


Employability Services in Fife Case Study

Posted in: General News

Eight third sector employability services came together to form the Fife ETC consortium that won the contract to deliver the employability contract for the Opportunities Fife Partnership. This has led to better, more joint-up employability services in Fife, reaching more unemployed people from deprived areas and a stronger third sector. Download Full Case Study


Invitation to Tender from Foundation Scotland

Posted in: General News

Improving our communities: what are the views and aspirations of young people? Introduction 1 The EDF Burnfoot Hill Community Fund is a charitable Fund provided by EDF, the developer of the Burnfoot Hill, Burnfoot North Wind and Rhodders Wind Farms. The fund provides approximately £60,000 per annum to benefit community-led activity in the Hillfoots communities […]


Procurement activity during the Scottish Parliament election period

Posted in: General News

Latest Scottish Government Procurement Policy Note SPPN 4/2016 7 March 2016 Procurement activity during the Scottish Parliament election period Purpose 1. To remind staff involved in procurement activity of the need to consider their organisation’s guidance on conduct during the Scottish Parliament election period. Key point Procurement staff are reminded that procurement announcements or decisions […]